Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGarnett discusses Cathy Come Home on BBC Hardtalk in 2016 Tributes have been paid to TV and film producer Tony Garnett following his death at the age of 83.Originally an actor, Garnett produced such seminal Ken Loach works as Cathy Come Home and Kes, and later produced…

Media playback is unsupported in your diagram

Media captionGarnett discusses Cathy Come Dwelling on BBC Hardtalk in 2016

Tributes had been paid to TV and movie producer Tony Garnett following his dying on the age of 83.

Initially an actor, Garnett produced such seminal Ken Loach works as Cathy Come Dwelling and Kes, and later produced influential TV series This Lifestyles.

World Productions, the TV company he founded, talked about he died on Sunday “after a brief illness“.

Line of Accountability creator Jed Mercurio talked about he turned into as soon as “an inspirational opt who’ll be very a lot missed”.

He wrote on Twitter: “Tony turned into as soon as instrumental in giving me my ruin into TV when I turned into as soon as a junior sanatorium doctor who’d never written one thing.

“They devise not originate ’em worship him any extra.”

Describe caption

Cathy Come Dwelling urged of a young couple with youth who develop into homeless

Garnett turned into as soon as also remembered with affection by musty Line of Accountability solid member Daniel Mays, who known as him “the nicest man”.

“Very sad to listen to of the passing of the superb Tony Garnett,” he wrote. “His legacy and physique of work is in actuality distinctive.”

New Methods creator Lisa Holdsworth, who chairs the Writers’ Guild of Colossal Britain, wrote: “Every TV creator in the UK owes him a debt of gratitude. He elevated our medium by showing how fierce, linked and most well-known it’s going to be.”

Completely different writers and actors added heartfelt tributes on Twitter.

Born in Birmingham in 1936, Garnett started his occupation on show masks in 1960s TV reveals including Emergency Ward 10 and Z Cars.

His subsequent work with Loach, Jim Allen and others turned into as soon as characterised by hard-hitting social realism.

Thru World Productions, the corporate he founded in 1990, he govt produced such TV series as Between the Traces, Ballykissangel and This Lifestyles.

The latter, he published at a BFI remark final 365 days, came about when Michael Jackson, then controller of BBC Two, wished a drama “about young folks which are excellent starting their first jobs”.

Describe caption

This Lifestyles saw Jack Davenport, Daniela Nardini, Jason Hughes, Amita Dhiri and Andrew Lincoln play housemates in London

“He talked about, ‘Can even they be lawyers?'” Garnett recalled. “I talked about, ‘They’ll even be one thing you worship Michael.'”

The present, just a few neighborhood of young lawyers sharing a rental in London, ran for two series and gave early breaks to rising stars worship Jack Davenport and Andrew Lincoln.

Garnett enjoyed worthy success on the BBC nonetheless will likely be extremely excessive of the corporate.

“I procure criticised the BBC in the previous attributable to I have it would possibly per chance possibly actually most definitely be wanted for all of us,” he talked about in 2014.

“I’m a defender of the BBC nonetheless on the same time a actual defender of the opposition.”

Apply us on Fb, or on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts. Within the event you procure a story recommendation electronic mail entertainment.data@bbc.co.uk.

About the author

NewsRoom Paperdabba